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  1. Calvada

    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I did not watch Rachel live last night, other than a few minutes. I was watching the women's Frozen Four (go Badgers!) and just caught a few minutes of Rachel in a break. Thus my only comment was about her makeup. But I've now seen the entire show and while I agree this was a Rice Krispies type of news day with lots of air and not much substance (Report is sent to AG! We don't know what it says! Get Maddow on the air!), I did appreciate having Rachel on to talk about what may happen, and to bring on the various experts. I appreciate Rachel making the point with Neal Katyal that even though supposedly there are no more indictments coming from Mueller, it's very possible there are additional cases that have been handed over to various US Attorneys' Offices, as Mueller has done already with criminal conduct uncovered that is not part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. I also liked Chuck Rosenberg's comment that no one should be dancing in the end zone yet. Rachel tweeted this morning that Russia Today and conservative media is reporting that she wept throughout her show last night. What the hell? Is that the fault of the makeup too? Re the onscreen graphics, at first I thought the bottom of the screen said tm Mueller Report and I was so confused. How could MSNBC trademark "Mueller Report?" Then I realized what I thought was tm was the word "the" in a teeny tiny font.
  2. Calvada

    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Shiny lip gloss - wonder who did her makeup? Once I heard that Mueller had sent something to the AG, I knew that if Rachel was somewhere in the US, she would be on the air tonight. Rachel is like the Royal Family - they always travel with black clothes just in case the Queen dies, and Rachel always travels with a black blazer just in case there's breaking news.
  3. Calvada

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Check your local listings: Prince Charles at 70 on PBS Sunday night at 7:00 pm (Central) and on my PBS station it is preceded by a bio of the Queen Mother. I think the latter is a 2-parter and will conclude next Sunday.
  4. Calvada

    S06.E10: Gintars

    Usually I keep a B99 episode on my DVR since I enjoy a re-watch; I deleted this episode after watching it once. In a series with A episode after A episode, this was a C, maybe a C+ because of Rosa. Not the worst thing ever, but I know they can do better. The Latvian branch was like so many of the European royal families with the intermarrying. Most of these royal families are now extinct or no longer on their thrones - I wonder why?
  5. Calvada

    S02.E18: Trampoline

    Is whatever Zach had so incredibly rare, so obscure that the doctors couldn't go to a medical dictionary and look up things that sound like trampoline? Why did they immediately assume that Shaun was making some type of enigmatic connection between a medical condition and a trampoline? Especially since Shaun tends to use the complex polysyllabic medical terminology and then one of the others puts it in terms the viewer can understand. Like so - Shaun: Patient A has glioblastoma. Claire; You think he has brain cancer? The entire Glassman/Debbie interaction at her door was ludicrous. She goes from "you barely know me" to agreeing to marry him in less than 90 seconds. She was right, they don't really know each other. Weren't they on their first date when he suddenly exhibited symptoms of his cancer? And since then he's had surgery and treatments and they've gone long periods of time with little to no interaction. Is this really the basis for a commitment such as marriage? Glassman has been on a rollercoaster ride of moods & emotions, and I would be afraid that he was in the midst of euphoria due to being told he is cancer-free, and who knows what he will be like in 3 months, 6 months, a year . . . oh yeah, we barely know each other.
  6. Calvada

    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    I wish they had shown the nurse they were constantly harassing calling up her counterparts in the NICU to tell them about the mess that was coming their way. When Randall thinks he make it all better by smiling, oh my goodness, he is just unbearable. I can't believe how much I HATE Randall now. I think Kate having a baby is just a convenient excuse for Rebecca and Miguel to get away from him. I wanted to slap Randall and Kevin, and I wasn't thrilled with Beth. Is this really the time to air your marital discord, the time to renew your sibling rivalry, the time to be so fucking self-absorbed? And Toby's attempt to be funny was simply cruel. And they way they treated Madison was appalling. I wish Rebecca would just once stand up for Miguel, but I give her a bit of a pass in this situation, as she was probably thinking back to the loss of her son and was obviously worried sick about losing her grandson, and concerned about her daughter. And her reluctance to leave for a walk or a meal was understandable since when she stepped away from Jack he died. It may not be rational - whether she stays in her chair or not will not make a difference in the baby's fate - but in stressful situations your thoughts aren't always rational. Zoe - do not hesitate. Run. Run like the wind. Do not look back.
  7. Calvada

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I think Felicity Huffman and William Macy can redeem themselves and will find work again. They did something stupid, knowing it was cheating the system, but probably never dreamed it could result in being charged with a federal felony offense. If they resolve their legal woes quickly, appear to be suitably remorseful, do the apology tour on talk shows, they will be "forgiven" by the public. Lori Loughlin, due to the scheme she was part of, will have more difficulty IMO. What FH & WM are accused of bothers me a million times less than coercing sexual favors to be cast in a part, injuring someone while drunk or drugged, using racist language, physically assaulting your partner, drugging women and then raping them, molesting children - all the things that famous people have done in recent years. FH & WM engaged in stupid, illegal behavior demanding some consequences, but it was not the worst thing in the world.
  8. I always like the opening credits on The Dick Van Dyke Show - will Rob trip over the ottoman or not? But it always bothered me that presumably Rob was coming from work, and Sally and Buddy were at his house to greet him (apparently faster drivers than Rob) and Rob acts like he didn't just see them at the office. I liked the varying opens for The Bob Newhart Show. I also have a fondness for the first season of WKRP, when there was the changing of the radio stations before the theme song began. "But the Senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity." And the theme from Sesame Street always makes me smile. "Come and play, everything's A-OK"
  9. Calvada

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I assume Huffman will cooperate and enter into a plea agreement. Given her low level of involvement in terms of money, she should leap at any opportunity to cooperate, to accept responsibility for her conduct. I think a quick plea and testifying against others would probably result in probation or a very short period of incarceration. Loughlin (and her husband) face a steeper climb, with the higher amount of money involved, and a more intricate fraud scheme. One thing that struck me - in the past, when a married couple was the target of an investigation, usually the man was charged and the potential charges against the wife were used as a bargaining chip. "Plead guilty, cooperate, or we'll indict your wife." Especially in a situation where children are involved. I wonder if that's going to be a strategy with Huffman - plead, or we charge your husband too. He could have been charged, but the case against her is much stronger, with her on the phone calls. Making an arrest with guns drawn is standard operating procedure. You do not know how an arrestee or a family member will react, who else is in the house, and how readily available weapons are to the person being arrested or others in the vicinity. However, in many cases, a person being charged with a white collar crime, especially one considered to be a low level participant in a scheme, a person with ties to the community and therefore unlikely to flee, is not arrested. They are charged and then issued a summons to appear. But this involves Hollywood, and the prosecutors like the limelight as much as actors do. I think possibly in other parts of the country, someone like Huffman would have been given a target letter, and with her lawyers would have worked out a plea agreement and cooperation deal. Thus the indictments of the big players are announced simultaneously with the announcement that she will be pleading guilty. They obviously wanted to make a big splash with this. And at least for a short time, all the talking heads weren't talking about various Washington/Virginia and New York investigations.
  10. Calvada

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    One article I read said that these people are wealthy by most people's standards (certainly mine!) but they are not the super rich who can donate millions for the new library or chemistry building. Instead, they can afford $15,000 to $500,000 for cheating on the SAT , bribing admissions officials, and the like. I have always despised legacy admissions where you get in just because of your name. Your SAT was 860? No worries if your name is Bush, or DuPont, or Rockefeller, or Kennedy, and your great grandparents, grandparents, and parents are all alums. Best tweet I saw today was from Richard Kim (Huff Post): "I got into Yale the old fashioned way. I repressed my homosexuality, memorized useless vocabulary words, and padded my resume with pointless extracurriculars. The ancient ways are dying and that makes me sad."
  11. Calvada

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Yes! $500K pays for a lot of tutoring. Or maybe in the case of Lori Loughlin's daughter, come to the realization that college is not for everyone. Now if she weren't a celebrity's kid, some high school counselor would have talked with her about a 2-year program at a tech college, or possibly looking into military service, or hey, Target is hiring. I doubt either of these celeb moms will serve time. I don't know of any prior record they have, so as first time offenders, probably probation, the maximum fine, possibly community service. Loughlin might be in bigger trouble, given the greater amount of money involved in her situation. I wonder what the conversation in the Huffman/Macy household is like, since it seems he narrowly escaped being charged too. Speaking of Hallmark, do they make a "Sorry you got indicted while I skate" card?
  12. Calvada

    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    Re pop culture - I'm often confused when in a Previously TV forum, someone will decide to refer to a character by their character name from some show which I never saw. Back to the show - loved the open with Jake's and Holt's back and forth lightning round. I wondered how many takes that took, since I couldn't figure out how they did it without laughing. I loved Jake taking on Amy's mom at the end. I think we all have a relative we'd like to do that to: "and another thing!"
  13. Calvada

    S02.E17: Breakdown

    Lea, with her "this again" sigh, was so annoying. It's his career he's upset about, not the fact that the deli ran out of his favorite soup. Everything he's worked for, everything he's devoted years to attaining, and it's taken away from him by someone who has had minimal contact with him. Lim has a legal obligation to report suspected child abuse; she had no other option when the results came back. But why didn't she think of the test that Shaun thought of? I can relate to what Glassman was going through. I've twice been there in the seemingly interminable wait for test results. You have every scenario running through your head on a endless loop. I even dreamed about the doctor giving me good news, and had nightmares about the doctor giving me the worst news. I got bad news once (but good bad news, in that it was treatable) and the best news possible once. The tumor story was amazing. I've read these stories about people who have incredibly large tumors removed, and I've never thought about what they have to do to actually lift it up and away from the patient during surgery.
  14. Calvada

    S03.E14: The Graduates

    Some minor points first: did we ever see Rebecca at the hospital? She wasn't waiting with Toby when the ambulance arrived, and we never saw her in Kate's room. I thought it strange she wasn't at least there in the background. How DID those videotapes survive the fire? Re Kate's cheek - it looked like an implant that's gone wrong. Randall was an ass, certainly for his comments to Beth, and more. Whatever happened to working together, compromising for your family? If he had concerns, why immediately jump to the conclusion that Beth has to change what she is doing? It's 3 nights - how about Beth gives up 1 night, Randall takes one night, and they leave the 3 kids on their own on the third night? What about cutting back on what appears to be a staggering amount of activities for the kids? For me, the most offensive remark Randall made was about looking into hiring a sitter, needing "not a college kid, but an experienced adult to be here when we're working, someone who knows their way around adopted kids and newly out daughters." What the hell??? Does he need someone with a Ph.D. or their Master's in social work to be there for a few hours 3 nights a week? Just because Deja is adopted, she needs "an experienced adult" to drive her to soccer? And why does the daughter who has announced she likes girls suddenly need expert care? I could understand this if she had diabetes, or epilepsy, or some other condition requiring special attention, but because she is gay? Way to go Randall, take the path that would make her feel that what is normal and natural is something in need of specialized monitoring. Give me a break. Get over yourself, Randall, and realize that hiring a college student for 3 nights a week is perfectly fine for your precious snowflakes. After all, it's not like their teachers are all close personal friends of yours, and they are looking after your kids for hours each week.
  15. Calvada

    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    TCM has scheduled their tribute to Stanley Donen for Monday, March 18. It begins with his episode of Private Screenings (bonus! with Robert Osborne), and the films that will be shown are Singin' in the Rain, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Royal Wedding, and It's Always Fair Weather.